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Manuscript Name Papers of Professor Brian Beddie
Manuscript Number MSS 371
Last Updated June 2017
Extent 50 boxes
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Papers and reference material assembled by Professor Brian Beddie relating to Australian defence policy and administration.

Collection Subject Type

Military

Contains Digitised Content?

No

Scope and Content 

This collection comprises notes, copies and press clippings, collected and arranged in a logical way by Professor Beddie and related to books he authored which are considered to be seminal works:  ‘An education for officers’ and ‘Some aspects of aid to the civil power in Australia’.  The collection reflects his research interests and breadth of scholarship.

Date Range of Content

1900-1991

Biographical Note 

Brian Dugan Beddie (15 November 1920 – 26 February 1994)   went to the University of Sydney in 1938, studying Philosophy under Professor John Anderson. He then commenced law studies but after the bombing of Pearl Harbour enlisted in the army as a gunner.  

In May 1944, he joined the Department of External Affairs as a diplomatic cadet. After accompanying Sir Keith Officer on short-term missions to Indonesia and Thailand and a posting in Singapore, he returned to External Affairs in Canberra at the end of 1946. He left the Department to join Canberra University College in 1948, where he lectured in politics. When the college closed in 1952, he went to the London School of Economics on a Rockefeller Scholarship where he started his PhD supervised by the political theorist, Michael Oakeshott.

In 1955, Beddie returned to Australia to take up a senior lectureship at the Australian National University. There, with Professor L F Crisp, he established a department of political science.  He left ANU in 1970 to take up the foundation Chair in Government at the University of New South Wales at RMC Duntroon. There he was Professor of Government and for a time Dean of the Faculty of Military Studies. He retired in 1984 just before the new ADFA campus opened. He was made a Professor Emeritus by UNSW https://www.unsw.edu.au/about-us/emeriti/list-emeriti. There is an annual prize awarded in his name at UNSW Canberra for the best performance in final year International and Political Studies.

Beddie served two terms as editor of Australian Outlook and was for seven years Research Chairman of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He was a member of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions 

Access: Open access

Copying: Copying of material written by Brian Beddie approved.  Copying of other material subject to standard terms of the Copyright Act.

 

Preferred Citation

Papers of Professor Brian Beddie, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

 

Provenance

The collection was transferred from the Royal Military College, Duntroon to the Academy Library, ADFA.

 

Keywords and Tags

Subjects

Australian Military History – 20th century

Academics, Australian – 20th century

Personal Names 

Professor Brian Dugan Beddie 1920 -1994.

Corporate Names

University of New South Wales at the Royal Military College, Duntroon

Occupations

Academic

 

Container List

Series 1: Foreign Affairs and Trade Round-up

Box 1

Folder 1 

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 11/06/87 to 30/07/87

Folder 2    

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 01/08/87 to 20/08/87  

Folder 3                     

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 21/08/87 to 08/09/87           

Box 2

Folder 4

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 09/09/87 to 25/09/87

Folder 5 

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 26/09/87 to 09/10/87  

Folder 6

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 10/10/87 to 28/10/87  

Box 3

Folder 7

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 29/10/87 to 18/11/87

Folder 8

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 19/11/87 to 07/12/87  

 

Folder 9

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 08/12/87 to 24/12/87                

Box 4

Folder 10

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 04/01/88 to 21/01/88                                                  

Folder 11

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 22/01/88 to 14/02/88                        

Folder 12

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 15/02/88 to 10/03/88                                                  

 

Box 5

Folder 13

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 11/03/88 to 15/04/88              

Folder 14

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 16/04/88 to 02/05/88              

Folder 15

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 03/05/88 to 31/05/88             

 

Box 6

Folder 16

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 03/06/88 to 30/06/88             

Folder 17

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 01/07/88 to 15/07/88       

Folder 18

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 16/07/88 to 03/08/88               

 

Box 7

Folder 19

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 04/08/88 to 22/08/88               

Folder 20

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 23/08/88 to 08/09/88               

Folder 21

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 10/09/88 to 06/11/88               

 

Box 8

Folder 22

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 07/11/88 to 23/11/88               

Folder 23

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 24/11/88 to 11/12/88               

Folder 24

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 12/12/88 to 02/01/89               

 

Box 9

Folder 25

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 03/01/89 to 20/01/89               

Folder 26

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 21/01/89 to 03/02/89               

Folder 27

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 31/05/89 to 30/06/89               

 

Box 10

Folder 28

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 01/07/89 to 31/07/89               

Folder 29

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 01/08/89 to 31/08/89               

Folder 30

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 02/09/89 to 01/10/89

 

Box 11

Folder 31

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 02/10/89 to 31/10/89               

Folder 32

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 01/11/89 to 30/11/89               

Folder 33

Foreign Affairs and Trade round-up, 02/12/89 to 31/12/89               

 

Series 2: Defence News Summary

Box 12

Folder 1

Defence news summary, 20/02/82 to 31/05/82                                                                                                 

Folder 2

Defence news summary, 01/06/82 to 31/08/82                              

Folder 3

Defence news summary, 01/09/82 to 28/01/83                              

 

Box 13

Folder 4

Defence news summary, 01/02/83 to 31/05/83                              

Folder 5

Defence news summary, 01/06/83 to 31/08/83                               

Folder 6

Defence news summary, 01/09/83 to 30/11/83                               

 

Box 14

Folder 7

Defence news summary, 01/03/84 to 31/05/84                               

 

Folder 8

Defence news summary, 01/06/84 to 31/08/84                               

Folder 9

Defence news summary, 01/09/84 to 28/12/84                               

 

Box 15

Folder 10

Defence news summary, 02/01/85 to 01/04/85                              

Folder 11

Defence news summary, 02/04/85 to 28/06/85                              

Folder 12

Defence news summary, 01/07/85 to 30/09/85                              

 

Box 16

Folder 13

Defence news summary, 01/10/85 to 06/12/85                              

Folder 14

Defence news summary, 09/12/85 to 28/02/86                               

Folder 15

Defence news summary, 03/03/86 to 30/05/86                              

 

Box 17

Folder 16
Defence news summary, 02/06/86 to 14/08/86                              

Folder 17

Defence news summary, 15/08/86 to 24/12/86                              

Folder 18

Defence news summary, 06/01/87 to 30/04/87                              

 

Box 18

Folder 19

Defence news summary, 01/05/87 to 31/07/87                              

Folder 20

Defence news summary, 03/08/87 to 14/10/87                              

Folder 21

Defence news summary, 15/10/87 to 24/12/87                              

 

Box 19

Folder 22

Defence news summary, 02/01/88 to 07/04/88                               

Folder 23

Defence news summary, 08/04/88 to 07/06/88                               

Folder 24

Defence news summary, 08/06/88 to 24/08/88                               

 

Box 20

Folder 25

Defence news summary, 15/09/88 to 23/12/88                                

Folder 26

Defence news summary, 03/01/89 to 31/03/89                               

Folder 2

 

Box 21

Folder 28

Defence news summary, 01/06/89 to 29/08/89                               

Folder 29

Daily defence news summary, 22/04/91 to 30/08/91                      

Folder 30

Daily defence news summary, 03/09/91 to 14/11/91                      

 

Box 22

Folder 31

Daily defence news summary, 15/11/91 to 20/12/91                      

 

Series 3: Military Board                                                      

Box 22

Folder 1

Military Board, for the years of: 1905, 1907-1911                           

Folder 2

Military Board, 1912                                                                               

 

Box 23

Folder 3

Military Board 1914-1919                                                                     

Folder 4

Military Board 1920-21                                                                         

Folder 5

Military Board 1922                                                                               

 

Box 24

Folder 6

Military Board 1923-1924                                                                     

Folder 7

Military Board, 1925-1926                                                                     

Folder 8

Military Board 1927-1929                                                                     

 

Box 25

Folder 9

Military Board 1930-1931                                                                      

Folder 10

Military Board 1932, 1933, 1934                                                        

 

Series 4: Defence Legislation and Constitutional           

Box 25

Folder 1

Defence Legislation, 1901-1904                                                       

 

Box 26

Folder 2

Defence Legislation 1901-1904, 1901-1924, 1939-1968              

Folder 3

Defence Legislation 1945-61                                                             

Folder 4

Defence Legislation 1962-65                                                             

Folder 5

Defence Legislation, 1962-1977

 

Box 27

Folder 6

Defence Legislation Amendment Act 1984                                     

Folder 7

The Governor-General & the Australian constitution                  

Folder 8

Air Force Legislation, includes Nichols paper on history of RAAF law                 

Folder 9

Army Act (British) 1881

 

Box 28

Folder 10

Defence ACT file, amendments 1903, 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1927, 1932, and 1939

Folder 11

Defence ACT file II, defence Bill, 1921-1923

Folder 12

Naval court martial, High Court: The king against Bevan and others EA Burke, Elias and Gordon, The service man and the law, naval defence acts amends. Naval agreement

 

Box 29

Folder 13

Defence Legislation articles and miscellaneous legal

Folder 14

RAAF Flights over Tasmania -1983

 

Series 5: Defence Committee minutes 1926-1951

Box 30

Folder 1

Defence Committee, 1926-1935

Folder 2

Defence committee, 1936-1939

Folder 3

Defence committee 1940-41 CRS A 2031, v.6 & v.7

 

Box 31

Folder 4

Defence committee minutes 1944-1948, CRSA2031

Folder 5

Defence committee minutes, 1949-1951

 

Series 6: Council of Defence papers, 1905-1939

Box 31

Folder 1

Council of Defence 1905-1923 and 1927

 

Box 32

Folder 2

Council of Defence 1935-1937

Folder 3

Council of Defence 1938

Folder 4

Council of Defence 1939

 

Series 7: Defence Policy and Organisation prior to World War II

Box 33

Folder 1

Defence (Documents and Reports) 1890-1907

Folder 2

CPD [Commonwealth Parliamentary Debates] 1901-1903

Folder 3

Parliamentary Papers 1904-6; CPD [Commonwealth Parliamentary Debates] 1901-1903

 

Folder 4

Hutton

 

Box 34

Folder 5

Hutton: Reorganisation of Commonwealth Military Forces 1902-1905, Australian Archives

Folder 6

Hutton Defence Scheme 1901-1904

 

Box 35

Folder 7

Hutton: Military Reorganisation 1901-1903

Folder 8

Atkinson Thesis: Australian Defence Policy 1897-1910; Colonial Conference 1902; Australian War Memorial Files 1902-1904

Folder 9

Bridges Report 1907: Swiss Military System

Folder 10

Naval Defence Papers 1903-10

 

Box 36

Folder 11

Defence Administration: Establishment of military and Navy Boards/ Council of Defence 1905

Folder 12

Kitchener – Visit and Report 1909-1910

Folder 13

Washington Conference: Limitation of Armament 1922; Report: Senator Pearce 1922

Folder 14

GB- War Cabinet Report 1917

Folder 15

Jellicoe Report 1919: Naval Defence

Folder 16

Defence (General): Late 19th Century - 1914

Box 37

Folder 17

Military Reports 1901-1930

Folder 18

Melbourne Archive material 1905-1935 [Defence organization, policy, expenditure, Council of Defence]

 Folder 19

Early Defence Material Organisation 1904-1931

 

Box 38

Folder 20

Squire’s Report 1938

Folder 21

Defence Policy 1930’s

Folder 22

Inspector-General’s Reports 1925-1930; Dept. of Defence estimates of expenditure 1926-1927; Munitions Supply Board Annual Report 1923-1924

Folder 23

Hankey 1934-1935: Notes by Chief of the General Staff for Sir Maurice Hankey on the policy and organisation of the Australian military forces; Hankey’s remarks and report; Col. J. D.  Lavarack memorandum; Correspondence (Minister for Defence Parkhill, Sir Archibald A. Montgomery-Massingberd); Major-General J.H. Bruche memorandum

Folder 24

Notes on pre-World War II defence policy and organisation: Council of Defence 1916-1921; Council of Defence 1930-1934; First meeting of Council of Defence; Hutton 1904; Military Board 1910; Hutton 1903-04; Hutton 1902-04; Bridge’s Report; Military Board 1920; Imperial Defence 1928; Imperial Defence 1926; Military Board 1933; Military committee of inquiry 1901; Pearce 1909; Hutton 1903-04

Box 39

Folder 25

Second Fisher Government 1910-1913

Series 8: Imperial Defence

 

Folder 1

Papers on issues related to defence policy, Dominion collaboration, and imperial defence (1923-1940)

Folder 2

CID [Committee of Imperial Defence] liaison with Defence and External Affairs 1924- 1933

Folder 3

Committee of Imperial Defence 1913-1937

 

Box 40

Folder 4

Imperial Conferences 1909-1937

Folder 5

Imperial Conferences 1903-1937

Folder 6

Singapore Naval Base

 

Series 9: Defence Policy and Organisation, World War 2 and Post World War 2

Folder 1

Defence Policy and Organisation: WWII and Post WWII

Folder 2

Defence organisation WWII: Industry Intelligence

Folder 3

Commission of Inquiry: Air Attack on Darwin 1942

Folder 4

Defence and Foreign Policy: Post WWII

Folder 5

Defence Reviews: Dibbs and Cooksey

Folder 6

Post War Defence Policy and Organisation

Folder 7

Post War Defence Policy and Organisation: War Cabinet Agendum [1945-1946]

 

Box 41

Folder 8

Post War Defence policy and organisation: Strength and organisation of post-war defence forces to 1951: Newspaper cuttings: Shedden papers MP 1217 Box 2132

Folder 9

Post War Defence policy and organisation: Statement by Minister for Defence 1948: Defence Policy Debate on Address in Reply 1948: Defence Policy Budget Debate 1948. Shedden papers MP 1217 Box 2133

Folder 10

Post War Defence policy and organisation: Cooperation in Empire Defence 1949-52 (newspaper cuttings); British Commonwealth Defence Cooperation 1948-1951 (newspaper cuttings); Post-war policy Empire Affairs (newspaper cuttings); Post-war plans Australian Defence Policy 1944-46 (newspaper cuttings); Post-war Defence policy, establishment of R. A. N. Air Branch (1948-49 (newspaper cuttings); Post-war Defence Policy –Strength and Organisation of post-war defence forces- Press conjectures 1946-47

Box 42

Folder 11

Post War Defence policy and organisation: Statement by Minister for Defence June 1947; Defence Policy Criticism 1949; Shedden papers MP 1217 Box 2135

Folder 12

Post War Defence policy and organisation: Post-war Defence policy representations of R.S.S.A.I.L.A. 1944; BCOF: policy for employment; BCOF: Summary and date history 1946

Folder 13

BCOF: Files from Melbourne: MP313/5, MP84/1, MP313/2, Box 8-10.

Box 43

Folder 14

BCOF: Files from Melbourne: MP 313/5 Box: 1-10, File no. 1 of 2

Folder 15

Press Clippings 1974- 1981

Folder 16

Conditions of service

 

Series 10: Origin and development of the armed services

Box 44

Folder 1

Australian Army history: special reference to post-war changes

Folder 2

History of the Post-war Army by J.E. Murphy, 1955

Folder 3

B. N. Primrose: Australian Naval Policy 1919 to 1942: A Case Study in Empire Relations.

Folder 4

Sources on the origins of the RAN – 1

 

Box 45

Folder 5

Sources on the origins of the RAN – 2

Folder 6

Archival Sources on the Development of the RAN: A-P.

Folder 7

Archival Sources on the development of the RAN: Q-Z.

 

Box 46

Folder 8

Public Records Office Navy: 1905-1938 [UK Archival Sources relating to Australian Naval policy and organisation]

Folder 9

[Notes on organisation of the RAAF]

Folder 10

History and Development - RAAF

 

Series 11: Political and Military Biography

Folder 1

Political biography: Andrew Fisher; William Morris Hughes; Sir George Foster Pearce; Sir Walter Massy-Greene (Minister for Defence 1921-1923); Eric Kendall Bowden (Minister for Defence 1923-1925); Sir Neville Reginald Howse (Minister for Defence 1925-1927); Sir Thomas William Glasgow (Minster for Defence 1927-1929); A. E. Greene (Minster for Defence 1929-1931); J. J. Daly (Minister for Defence 1931); J. B. Chifley (Minister for Defence 1931-1932).

Folder 2

Military biography: Newspaper clippings, articles, lists of sources.

Box 47

Folder 3

Neild retirement 1905 [John Cash Neild (1846-1911) commander of the NSW volunteer regiment the St George’s English Rifle Regiment; Senator for NSW 1901-1910]

Folder 4

Bridges: [W.T. Bridges] 

Folder 5

M.L. Shepherd memoirs

Folder 6

Bruce-Casey, Bruce-McDougall, Correspondence 1924-1929 [also correspondence between Bruce and Amery]

Folder 7

Viscount Novar (Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson)

Folder 8

G. F. Pearce: Bibliographic details

 

Folder 9

Pearce [handwritten notes on G. F. Pearce]

Folder 10

Pearce: N. G. [New Guinea]

Folder 11

P.D.[Parliamentary Debates] G. F. Pearce 

 

Box 48

Folder 12

Pearce AWM Photocopies

Folder 13

Fisher photocopies; guides [ Guides to papers of G F Pearce, Andrew Fisher, Lord Novar; copies of various parliamentary papers: New Commonwealth Torpedo Boat Destroyers 1910; Proceedings of the War Railway Council, 1911; Synopsis of a report upon the Business Branches of the Department of Defence, 1915]

Folder 14

W. M. Hughes Papers (NLA MS 1538) [Copies: Series 32 Subject files 1923-1939; Series 19 Defence 1915-1922]

Folder 15

Sir Arthur Tange: including Tange report 1973, other writings, speeches and press clippings.

 

Series 12: Shedden papers: copies

Box 49

Folder 1

Guide to Shedden papers held in Department

Folder 2

Shedden papers: Imperial Conference 1937 [copies]

Folder 3

Shedden papers boxes 462 [machinery for higher direction of war, cabinet and department organisation]; 989 [international relations overseas cables 1939]; 991 [international emergency 1938]; 992 [international crises, emergency precautions 1939]; 1023 [Aust. Def. Policy- Review of Basis -1939]; 1074 [political general 1937-1939] [copies]

Folder 4

Shedden papers MP1217: [personal papers 1930-1946] [copies]

Folder 5

Shedden papers boxes 39, 1018, 1019 [copies]

 

Box 50

Folder 6

Shedden papers box 841 [1930 Defence policy and plans] [copies]

Folder 7

Shedden papers boxes 840,990, 1020, 1021 [copies]

Folder 8

Shedden papers MP1217 [copies]